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What Should Your Husband Wear to Turn You On?

There’s a lot of talk about us wives looking good for our husbands. I’m all in favor of that, but what about the guys putting a little effort into their appearance? What is your man doing to turn you on with his hottie body?

Here are some ideas for inside and outside the bedroom.

Suit tieSuit up. As ZZ Top sang, “Every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp-dressed man.” However, unless your husband works in a profession that requires donning suits, you’re not likely to see your guy in a jacket and tie all that often. Even so, look for opportunities to get snazzied up now and then. Maybe you two could have a semi-formal or formal date night, or maybe you should go to your cousin’s wedding after all and dance the night away in your super-sharp attire. At the very least, invest in a spiffy tie for nicer occasions. Maybe you could let him know that if he’ll wear the tie on your date night, you’ll wear nothing but the tie later.

Soldier hatUniform. You’ve heard the statement that women love a man in uniform. I’m not talking about a fast food t-shirt and cap, but along the lines of military, firefighter, or law enforcement. I believe the uniform appeals because it carries a sense of potency as well as sharpness. Men in uniform are seen as, well, manly, and their duds reflect extra attention to looking well-groomed. If your husband wears one of these uniforms regularly, my thanks to him for making the world safer. But for the rest of us, maybe you don’t need the whole uniform, just a hint of it for that manly man you married. Grab a uniform-themed cap or t-shirt or maybe just some camouflage pajama pants for your hubby.

Liam Neeson, Rob Roy

Liam Neeson in Rob Roy (1995)

Kilt. Bonny of Bonny’s Oyster Bed7 recently posted on the appeal of men wearing kilts. I tend to agree. Yes, some men think it’s a skirt, but to us women, No, It’s Not. Need convincing? Kilts have been worn by all these masculine men: Sean Connery, Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Christopher Lambert, Gerard Butler, David Tennant, Hugh Jackman, Vin Diesel. Yes, Vin. Diesel. Unless you’re heading to Scotland anytime soon, you’ll likely need to purchase one online. But if you can get your hubby to wear a kilt, more power to you.

Undies. I’ve written about men’s underpants before, but the upshot is — if at all possible — hubbies need to retire the whity tighties. Yes, we know how practical they are, but wives would usually rather see their hubby in a pair of colored briefs or boxers. Or hey, how about silky boxers? Most wives do have an opinion about what undies they’d like their man to wear, and hubbies would do well to find something their wives like too.

Shirtless. But whatever’s on your husband’s bottom half, let’s face it, shirtless works. (Yes, I hear you hubbies are also in favor of shirtless. We know.) The male torso is so different in structure and shape that it’s a rather interesting view. Now don’t take this too far — this doesn’t mean that you mowing your lawn in nothing but cargo shorts or jogging through the neighborhood in Spandex bike shorts is what we want to see. I’m talking about what your wife might be interested in seeing in the privacy of your home. Many wives like to see their husband’s shoulders, arms, torso, and all the muscles there. (Love handles also acceptable.)

These are just some ideas, but what wives want husbands to wear is specific to each wife. Hubbies, ask her what she likes to see you in. And wives, share what you wish he’d wear (nicely, please).

Cowboy bootsAs for me? Well, I’m a thoroughbred Texan, and outside the bedroom, there is something about my hubby in a pair of well-fitted jeans and cowboy boots that makes my heart holler. Inside the bedroom? Well, that’s between me and the hubster.

Your turn. What do you like to see your hubby wear — inside or outside the bedroom? What should your husband wear to turn you on?